- Meet Consumers/Patients
|Oley Annual Conference|
Salt Lake City-A Great Time!
Elizabeth Tucker, HPN Consumer
Timely information, humor and fun activities, were all on the agenda at the 21st Oley Consumer/Clinician Conference held this past June in Salt Lake City. We heard from experts like Khursheed Jeejebhoy, MD, who sent one of the first patients home on TPN. We greeted old friends and made new acquaintances. Most importantly we shared our experiences and learned from one another. (I’ve been to more than a dozen conferences, and can honestly say that I always learn at least one new meaningful tip.)
Highlights include being entertained at the Silent Auction by HPN Consumer Roy George’s piano playing and pharmacist Mike Hester’s accompaniment on drum. And if the laughter and noise level were any indication, Jammin Jammies cheered many younger consumers and their siblings.
Participating in the 5K Walkathon for the first time I was impressed with the number of walkers and volunteers involved, and appreciated the interesting route and cooling water stops along the way. The picnic at the Salt Palace offered delicious food and a great place for the kids to play games. I believe I speak for everyone when I say it was another very successful conference. I hope we see you next year.